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Families covered: Ashby of Loseby, Ashby of Quenby

Richard de Ashby of South Croxton & Quenby, Leicestershire (d 1304)
m. Alice (Camvill)
1. William Ashby of Quenby
  A. William Ashby of Quenby (a 1346)
  Commoners reports that William "was assessed in 1346" which indicates that he was then of age. Although Commoners reports that he was father of Thomas (a 1458), we suspect that there is a generation missing here.
  i. ?? Ashby presumed intermediary generation
  Visitation (Ashby) starts with the following Thomas.
a. Thomas Ashby of Quenby (a 1442, 1458)
  m. Catharine Hesilrige (dau of William Hesilrige of Noseley)
  (1) William Ashby of Quenby (of Loseby?) (d 1514)
  (A) George Ashby (dsp)
  (B) William Ashby of Quenby
  m. ?? Curson (dau of ?? Curson of Croxhall)
  (i) Anne Ashby of Quenby (dsp 12.05.1536)
  m. George Skeffington of Skeffington (Skevington of Skevington)
  (C) Robert Ashby
  (i) Robert Ashby of Quenby (b 1516-7, d 24.08.1557)
m. Barbara Ashby (b c1493??, d 1598, dau of George Ashby of Loseby) @@ below
  (a) George Ashby of Quenby & Loseby, Sheriff of Leicestershire (a 1604)
  m. Mary Gedney (dau of Andrew Gedney of Enderby)
  (b) Joyce Ashby
  m. William Pell of Kettleby & Rolleston
  (c) Dorothy Ashby
  m1. Parr Lane
  m2. Robert Bradshaw of Morebarne
  (d) Elizabeth Ashby
  m. John Ward of Carleton Curlieu
  (e) Margery Ashby
  m. Ambrose Nedham of Allexton
  (ii) Charles Ashby
  (D) Anne Ashby possibly of this generation
  m. John Curzon of Croxall
Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Catesby) identifies the above William as ancestor of Ashby families in Leicestershire. It therefore seems reasonable to make the following connection to another branch of Ashbys. The first mentioned by Visitation (Ashby of Loseby) was the following Thomas. Note that this connection has not been proved and so must therefore be viewed as presumptuous.
  ii. Thomas Ashby of Loseby, Leicestershire (d 1422)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Thomas Ashby (d 1433)
  m1. Katherine Brett (dau of Robert Brett of Addington)
(1) William Ashby (dvp 1427)
  m1. Agnes Poultney (dau of Sir Thomas (sb John?) Poultney)
  (A) Everard or Edward Ashby of Loseby
  Everard is named Edward by Commoners which, in a note identifies him as brother rather than half-uncle of the Barbara who married Robert Ashby of Quenby (above).
  m. Mary Baud (dau of Robert Baud or Bawde of Somerby, relict of William Berkley of Wymondham)
  (i) William Ashby (dsp 1589, Ambassador to Scotland)
  (ii) Francis Ashby (dsp)
  m. ?? (widow of _ Brone of Walcott)
(iii) Elizabeth Ashby
  m. Henry Naunton of Alderton Hall
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas, Robert (dsp)
  m2. Agnes Illingworth (dau of Sir Richard Illingworth, Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  (D) George Ashby 'of Loseby'
  m. Parnel or Alice Digby (dau of Sir John Digby of Kettleby)
  (i) John Ashby
  m. Elizabeth Tanfeild (dau of William Tanfeild of Everton, Huntingdonshire)
(a) Thomas Ashby of Loseby (d 1604)
  m. Anne Beaumont (dau of John Beaumont of Gracedieu, Master of the Rolls)
  ((1)) William Ashby (a 1619?)
  m. _ Minors of Staffordshire
  ((A))+ issue - William (a 1605), Anne
  ((2)) Bridget Ashby
  m. _ Fox
((3)) Mary Ashby
  m. (Simon) Eaton (Eyton)
  ((4)) Frances Ashby
  m. Robert Throckmorton (son of Sir Nicholas)
  ((5))+ other issue - George, Elizabeth
  (b)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Ursula
  (ii) Thomas Ashby
  m. _ Witterantes
  (a)+ issue - John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Anne
  (iii) Barbara Ashby (d 1598)
  m. Robert Ashby of Quenby (b 1516-7, d 24.08.1557) @@ above
  (iv) Agnes Ashby
  m. _ Brokesby of Godeby
  (E) daughter
m. _ Sercole
  (F) Elizabeth Ashby
  m1. _ Penbery or Penburye of Northamptonshire
  (i) ?? Penburye apparently of this generation
  (a) Sence Penburye of Loseby
  m. John Whatton of Thurnby & Raunstone
  m2. William Waryn mentioned in Commoners (vol IV, Whattton of Leicestershire)
  (G) Ciceley Ashby
  m. _ Heirik of Northamptonshire
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, as ...
  (H) Catharine Ashby
  m1. William Smith or Heriz/Harris of Withcote (Withcock)
  m2. Roger Ratcliffe
  Nichols (p348, #17), used for the continuation, identifies the mother of Joyce as ....
  m2. Elizabeth Burdett (dau/heir of John Burdett of Newton Burdett & Louseby, son of William)
  (2) Joyce Ashby
  m. (c1456) Galfred (Geoffrey) Sherard

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 4, 'Ashby of Quenby', p175+) with some support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, Ashby) and input from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, Ashby of Loseley in Leic.)
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